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Abbott Hall boasts rich history of medicine, architecture

02/22/18 5:11am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

The library at Abbott Hall is still in operation over a third of a century since it opened, preserving its history in its collection and architecture. The building features vintage woodwork study areas, like the Austin Flint Reading Room’s carved interior lit up by chandeliers. The library houses students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as well as dental students and others.


Spiders in UB's South Lake Village

09/28/17 3:49pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

Many South Lake Village residents have consistently seen spiders in their apartments. The residents put work orders in to address the problem, but have been told conflicting information from maintenance and Campus Living regarding a permanent fix.


UB staff, students discuss changes in campus sexual assault policy

09/28/17 12:44pm | By MADDY FOWLER

As part of the changes, DeVos rescinded a “Dear Colleague” letter issued by the Obama administration in April 2011 and a Questions and Answers on Title IX Sexual Violence from April 2014. The documents were withdrawn because they did not adhere to notice and comment period requirements and created a system that “lacked basic elements of due process and failed to ensure fundamental fairness,” according to a statement issued by the Department of Education.


UB community welcomes new Asian market

09/28/17 10:03am | By WANLY CHEN

Asia Food Market, now the largest Asian market in the region, is stirring excitement within the Asian community at UB. The market, which opened Sept. 21, occupies most of the old Walmart on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The Buffalo location is the owners’s third and largest store. His other locations are in Syracuse and Rochester.


the bowl at ub

Packing the bowl

09/24/17 10:55pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Sophomore pharmacy student, Vincent Zheng, is excited about The Bowl, the newest eatery to the Ellicott Food Court, because it has healthy options, which can be hard to find on campus.

The Bowl is a re-model of the Greens and Beans eatery, which was a simple, no-frills salad and soup bar.

Maddy Fowler is an assistant features editor and can be reached at


UB welcomes largest freshman class in the university's history

09/21/17 10:48am | By MADDY FOWLER

This fall, UB enrolled 4,045 students—the largest freshman class in the SUNY system. The freshman class is made up of 3,709 domestic students and 366 international students. Applications are up 22 percent since 2013, and this year the university received 27,800 applications, the highest number of applications in its history.


UB Student Association budget breakdown

09/14/17 12:33pm | By MADDY FOWLER

SA funds the annual Fall and Spring Fests, Homecoming Carnival and the Fall and Spring Galas. SA allocates funds for off-campus activities including Sabres, AMC and Shea’s tickets and, starting this year, Bills tickets. SA also funds half of the budgets for the roughly 150 student-run clubs and organizations on-campus. The groups have to fundraise for the remainder of their budgets. A portion of the $4.4 million goes towards paying SA staff members.


UB student crowned Miss New York

09/11/17 10:31am

Matthania Volmy was crowned Miss New York on Aug. 18. She will have the opportunity to attend the National American Miss pageant in Anaheim, California at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, where she will have the chance to win over $500,000 in cash and prizes.


UB students react to elimination of the “drunk bus”

08/30/17 11:17pm | By MADDY FOWLER

On Aug. 9, university officials released an updated UB Stampede bus schedule that eliminates service from North Campus residence halls to South Campus after 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The last bus from South Campus to North Campus residence halls will be at 2 a.m. The Yellow Line, which runs between Flint Loop and South, will run every 30 minutes throughout the night.


UB law student crowned Miss NY

07/11/17 9:58pm | By MAX KALNITZ

Walking across a stage in a swimsuit and four-inch heels isn’t something that runs through the minds of most students in their last year of law school.

For Williamsville native and UB law student Gabrielle Walter, balancing work, school and competing in pageants was all worth the stress of being crowned this year’s Miss New York.

Walter is preparing to travel to Ocean City, NJ, to compete in the Miss America competition this September.


Aesthetic: How to develop your own signature style

04/27/17 10:51am | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

When people hear my high heels clink from a distance and spot a butterscotch blonde donned in a loose-fit romper, they know I’ve entered the room.

I’m slightly embarrassed to say I regularly agonize over my outfits in the morning. I often change my outfit up to five times until I find the right one. I struggle to shut my drawer filled with clothes with the tags still on them on a daily basis. I’ve FaceTimed friends in a panic for second opinions on my outfits before I go out.